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an monopoly on making it. here's lisa stark. >> reporter: with so many children fighting the h1n1 virus the government has released its supply. >> good to have a stock file no child is not without medicine. it's hard to quantify the shortage. but they're only able to get one a month. >> they're taking the more powerful adult capsules and deleting them. >> it has to be made this way for the foreseeable future. >> why the shortage. roach bout the license to make it. sales quad drumled over the last year. roche said there's plenty of capsules for adults and children and it's confident it can continue to meet u.s. supply requirements what if roche falls short. >> the government can step in, pay the manufacturer for the use of monopoly and produce it itself. >> reporter: an indian company cipla said it can deliver 1 million doses in a matter of weeks. the cdc has not ruled out generics and said there's no need yet. some ask why wait? >> the best course of action would take is to be very pro active and try to begin the early steps of the process now. >> reporter: so far now, america remains d
to chicago, with 124 unsuspecting passengers on board. lisa stark is in allentown, pennsylvania, this morning, and has the latest for us. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: good morning, robin. it's called from bottle to throttle, the time when a pilot is allowed to have a drink and get into the cockpit. the general rule is 8 hours. united airlines even stricter, ten hours from bottle to throttle. this event apparently happened because a co-worker of this pilot blew the whistle, notified authorities. that started the whole chain of events. united flight 949, with 124 passengers and a crew of 11, was ready to push back from the gate at london's heathrow airport and head to chicago when authorities came on board and removed the pilot from the cockpit. he's been identified as 51-year-old erwin washington, shown here years ago, while in the air force. reached early this morning, a heathrow spokesman nfirmed, the pilot, one of three on board the plane, was given a breathalyzer test. and found to have exceeded the legal limit for pilots in the u.k., which is significantly more strict for driver than
's lisa stark. >> reporter: the new numbers expected from the cdc will be based on a computer model looks at surveillance systems that the cdc uses to track flu, systems such as hospitalizations, lab testing and emergency room visits. it does not mean that deaths have gone up sharply. it is just a more am rat snapshot of the toll of the epidemic. the best protection remains the vaccine, and there are still long lines to get it. >> we will be out of vaccine by the time we get to this part of the line. >> reporter: here, they are working 24 hours a day, seven days a week. this is the only company that is making the h1n1 shot in the united states, and has produced half of the nation's supply so far. they had promised 20 million doses by the end of october, by delivered only 27 million. >> we assumed 50% of historical yield. it was only 30% when he started. so, the differential was not that great for us and we've been able to close that gap. >> reporter: health officials blame that on the vaccine companies. >> what we are doing is relying on the manufacturers to give us their numbers. it does
reaction that might be linked to the vaccine. here's lisa stark. >> reporter: in a washington, d.c. conference room today, experts from around the country gathered to scour for even the smallest clues that the h1n1 vaccine is causing dangerous reactions. dr. bruce gellin is the government's point man on vaccines, and says of the over millions who have received the vaccine so far there have been only 302 reported side effects. >> mostly sore arms, malaise, fever, things like that. >> reporter: so nothing that "uh-oh, this vaccine may not be safe." >> we're looking hard. we have many different systems in place. so far, we haven't seen anything that worries us. >> reporter: the government's massive surveillance effort involves cross checking lists of those who have received the vaccine with any later reports of health problems. data will come from health records from the department of defense, veteran affairs, the indian health service, medicare, and even from private health care plans covering 20 million americans. doctors and the public can also report side effects to a government
tested contain some bpa. an additive that's been linked to a long list of health problems. here's lisa stark. >> reporter: "consumer reports" says the results of its bpa tests offer a senateshot of what consumers will find in the grocery store. and they say it's not a pretty picture. >> consumer cannot tell how much bpa may have gotten into the food in any canned food item that they pick up, and the story here is, you don't know, and i can't know. >> reporter: bpa is a chemical that has long been used in everything from baby bottles to the lining of canned goods. some studies have linked bpa exposure to reproductive problems and increased risk of cancer and diabetes. consumers union found the highest del monte green beans and progreso vegetable soup. >> that child could ingest a dose close to the level that already causes harm in animal studies. >> reporter: the test even found the chemical in vital choice cantu that, marketed as bpa free. the economy says it is dismayed and is determined to find the source of the problem. it was a different story in paper products. no bpa in similac p
caused the delay of thousands of flights across the united states on thursday. but as lisa stark reports, this is not the first time that such an incident has happened. and there are concerns about how something like this could impact passenger safety. >> reporter: as planes began backing up around the country, on the ground and in the air, the faa scrambled to unravel the glitch in the air traffic control system. >> i just walked in the airport. looked at the board and said your flight's canceled. >> i'm tired and i'm frustrated. >> reporter: no one was going anywhere fast. extensive delays stretched from new york to atlanta to houston. by 1 calculation, the glitch may have caused as many as 2,000 flight delays. the problem began shortly after 5:00 a.m. eastern, when a single circuit board failed in a air traffic control center in salt lake city. it meant controllers around the nation were no longer receiving information about flights electronically. instead, they had to resort to phone calls and manually imputing flight information into their computers. >> you have to type it into the
just one company makes it. lisa stark has details. >> reporter: with so many children fightg the h1n1 virus, there has been a huge demand for the liquid pediatric version of tamiflu. the government has now released its entire emergency supply. >> one of the reasons to release the stockpile is to make sure that no child is without medicines who needs to have medicines. >> reporter: it's hard to quantify exactly how much of a shortage there is of the pediatric tamiflu. at this maryland pharmacy, they're only able to get enough for about one patient a month. so pharmacists a making their own children's liquid tamiflu by taking the more powerful adult capsules and diluting them. >> this has to be made this way for the foreseeable future. >> reporter: why the shortage of tamiflu? the drug is made by just one company, roche pharmaceuticals. roche didn't invent tamiflu but bought the license to manufacture this now-critical drug. it's become a huge moneymaker. sales quadrupled over the past year. despite the shortage of liquid tamiflu, roche says there are plenty of capsules for both adults
'm juju chang. >>> joining us now is a pediatrician, dr. lisa thornton. this is so close to my heart with two little kids. so, let's talk about the risks of overscheduling. they do need some amount of downtime. what does do for a kid? >> kids need time to daydream and think and be creative and make up games. so when everything's constantly scheduled they don't do that so creativity is not as spontaneous. >> yeah, it's true. kids will play with a box if they get bored. that's good to allow some of that. >> it is, and children shouldn't feel have to perform to get their parents eye attention. so if they understand mom and dad really want them in all of these activities, they get the message it's all about them being in activity not being themselves. >> lot of it is keeping up with the joneses, everybody in your school district is doing tee ball. you feel like you have to do it, too. >> but you don't. >> what are the warning signs? >> one of the keys is that if their schedule is so frantic that you're frantic, it's probably too much. >> uh-oh. >> because they're going to take their cues
of computer problems at the faa. so we have our aviation correspondent lisa stark on the phone with us. what do we know? >> reporter: well, chris, what we know is that a computer that inputs flight plans, electronically so the controllers have those flight plans apparently there's some glitch in that computer right now. it may have failed entirely. other reports there's just something going on that the faa can't figure out but the bottom line is that no electronic flight plans are being put into this computer. that means controllers have to input all the flight information manually and that is causing delays nationwide everywhere around the country according to the faa. >> lisa, any sense of how long or whether or not you should even go to the airport? >> reporter: well, i think flights are taking off but they are being delayed. you might want to check with your carrier to see how delayed. what we're told by controllers, for example, is that at new york's jfk airport they're operating only at about 40% to 50% of efficiency. they're have to go to spread planes out in the air about twice the d
. it is 8:25. let's begin with a look at traffic and weather. joe conway is in for lisa baden. >> we have all the shoppers on the road. that is what is keeping the interstate clear. the belt way through silver spring, things are moving well let me tell you about road closures in northwest washington. there is a funeral for abe pollin at the national hebrew congregation. the road closures in the area will be most of the day. >> we see some clearing overhead. we have a sunny morning but limited sunshine today, limited to the morning area because of the clouds that are moving out and they will be replaced by clouds rolling in from the north. temperatures right now are near 40. there is a time lapse of showing the gray skies. it is clearing overhead but there will be more rolling clouds later. the forecast today calls for added clouds later on and that may bring a few sprinkles and maybe some flurries north and west of the metro. the highs will be near 50 but it will not feel like that because of the gusty winds. for the weekend, a lot of sunshine and by sunday, sunny, near 60. >>> will be ri
nicol, greg germann, lisa nicole and jane krakowski joined the fun from here in new york. ♪ i've been down this road walking the line ♪ >> "ally mcbeal" hit close to home for many single career women searching for love, dreaming of motherhood while toying with an overactive imagination. ♪ hooked on a feeling yeah ♪ i'm higon believing ♪ that you're in love with me >> reporter: ally played by calista flockhart worked at a law firm with ex-boyfriend billy. it was frequently awkward since billy married not ally but georgia, the quirky comedic drama -- >> objection. >> reporter: took us all the way from the courtroom to that famous unisex bathroom. ♪ my first my last my everything ♪ >> reporter: with a complicated character who made "time" magazine famously ask is feminism dead? now seven years after the series wrap, the origal cast is back for their very first reunion ever. you haven't seen each other for awhile. and you're all havinghis kind of emotional reunion kind of thing. >> it is a little surreal. we're seeing each other a lot of us for the first time in many years. you kno
. lisa ling has a look at efforts to keep the industry clean. >> see? darren james. >> reporter: darren james once led a busy life as a porn star. at the height of your career how many women were you having sex with? >> sometimes it could be ten women in an orgy scene, nonstop. >> reporter: all part of a job darren did successfully for nearly eight years. until 2004 when darren got the call all porn performers dread. >> i get that call, everything stops. i had the virus. my whole world just crashed. >> reporter: so, you don't know how you got infected? >> i don't. >> reporter: did you infect people? >> three girls. i ew them. i felt bad. >> reporter: darren's hiv infection shut down southern california's porn industry for a month. and when his identity as the original infection was made public, he says the isolation that followed drove him to attempt suicide. >> i know porn ain't the best business in thworld but it's all i had. >> reporter: darren is now campaigning to make condom use mandatory in adult film. he predicted years agois infection would not be the last the industry would se
all of the 19 name brand products studied and the consumer group says that could be dangerous. lisa stark has more. >> reporter: "consumer reports" says the results of its bpa tests offer a snapshot of what consumers will find in the grocery store. and they say it is not a pretty picture. >> "consumer" cannot tell how much bpa may have gotten into the food in any canned food item that they pick up, and the story here is, you don't know. and you can't know. >> reporter: bpa is a chemical that has long beensed from everything in baby bottles to the lining of canned goods. some studies have linked bpa exposure to reproductive problems and increased risk of cancer and diabetes. consumers union found the highest levels of bpa in canned goods. del monte green beans and progresso vegetable soup. >> one serving for a small child of those green beans would actually cause that child to ingest a dose close to the level that already causes harm in animal studies. >> reporter: the tests even found the chemical in vital choice canned tuna, marketed as bpa-free. the company says it is dismayed and
skidding. i am alison starling. 7:22 is lisa baden is off of this holiday. there is not a lot of traffic but we have a fog issue. this is 395 @ glebe road. this could cause problems if you are headed out to travel somewhere. you might be going to grandma's house today on this thanksgiving. >> the fog will be out there a while. temperatures cooled off last night and a light wind did not help. it is really socked in. on the 95 corridor, you will experience lots of fog. as we go through the morni, we are hopeful this will break. when it breaks, we could get some sunshine but then another system will move in. upper 50's 4 the highs today. the fog is low but the upper clouds are moving around so the fog could break. the twins are out of t east- northeast. they will pick up -- the winds are out of the east-northeast >> we will be right back. >>> the big story today is how a virginia couple crashed the white house state dinner. meanwhile, we are following a developing story in the district where two people were shot in the 700 block of harvard st. nw. we have no word on their condition. >>> fun
they say there's nothing out of line. here's lisa stark. >> reporter: in a washington, d.c. conference room, experts from around the country gathered to scour for even the smallest clues that the h1n1 vaccine is causing dangerous reactions. dr. bruce gellen is the government's point man for the vaccine and says of the millions who have received the vaccine so far there have been 302 reported side effects. >> mostly sore arms, malaise, fever, things like that. >> reporter: nothing that would raise a red flag to y, oh-oh, this vaccine may not be safe? >> we're looking hard. we have many different systems in place. so far we haven't seen anything that worries us. >> reporter: the government's massive surveillance effort involves cross-checking lists of those who have received the vaccine with any later reports of health problems. data will come from health records from the department of defense, veteran affairs, the indian health service, medicare. and even from private health care plans covering 20 million americans. doctors and the public can also report side effects to a government vaccine
with lisa baden. >> look at newschopper7 watching a fire truck leave the scene of a crash on 193/greenbelt road over the baltimore-washington parkway. it is open at the beltway. 193 from nasa to go through beltway plaza mall, things will run better now. our next camera is a little hazy. 95 and 66 has the normal volume to get to the beltway. nothing abnormal on the suitland parkway. >> outside this morning, we are in the 50's. it is a cool start to the day but overall we will hit the 60's. lots of sunshine today with some passing clouds. we will drop into the 30's tonight and tomorrow, it will be cooler than it has been. there could be some moisture later in the week >>> research continues for amanda tried to rape a woman in montgomery county after she got out -- of a bus bridge he tried to force her into the woods but to get away. we will have another news update at 8:25. for continuous news coverage, tune in to our sister station, news channel 8. >>> "good morning america" continues with cell phones and your health. how concerned should you really be? dr. mehmet oz is here to change the w
's raising customers concerns about passenger safety. lisa stark has more. >> reporter: as planes began backing up around the country, on the ground and in the air, the faa scrambled to unravel the glitch in the air traffic control system. >> i just walked in the airport, looked at the board, it said your flight's canceled. >> i'm tired and i'm frustrated. >> reporter: no one was going anywhere fast. extensive delays stretch from new york to atlanta to houston. by one calculation, the glitch may have caused as many as 2,000 flight delays. the problem began shortly after 5:00 a.m. eastern when a single circuit board failed in an air traffic control center in salt lake city. it meant controllers around the nation were no longer receiving information about flights electronically. instead, they had to resort to phone calls and manually inputting flight information into their computers. >> you have to type it into the computer and it's time-consuming and cumbersome. rather than the computer transferring that data around from air traffic control facility to facility. >> reporter: abc news lea
and the eye-opening figures about the number of illnesses and deaths. >> lisa stark reports from pennsylvania where vaccine production is stepping up. >> reporter: the new numbers expected from the centers for disease control today are likely to say some 4,000 americans have now died from the h1n1 flu. that's three times as many as earlier estimates. now, the cdc says that's not because the epidemic is more deadly than thought, but simply that they are recalculating the numbers to get a more accurate picture of the toll of this flu. the new numbers expected from the cdc will be based on a computer model looking at surveillance systems that the cdc uses to track influenza. systems such as hospitalizations, lab testing, and emergency room visits. thbest protection remains the vaccine. and there are still long lines to get it. here at sanofi pasteur, they are working 24 hours a day, seven days a week. this is the only company that is making the h1n1 shot in the united states. and has produced half of the nation's supply so far. sanafi promised 20 million doses by the end of october but delivered
at 9:00 eastern. meanwhile, lisa joyner, you saw her in the clip there. one of the hosts of "find my family." she's here now. good to see you. >> it's great to be here. >> you could see the emotion in your face. this is primal. you've tapped into something here. >> it's a race for the kleenex, bill. it literally is. when i tell these people, you've been sought, we found somebody, we can reconnect you, it's overwhelming. some of these people have been waiting all their life. most of their life to find out who this person is. to meet somebody who looks like them, for the first time. i remember, with ashley's case, she said. i'm polish. she never knew. >> you have no idea. this is so complicated. then, there's the feelings of the adoptive parents, right, as well? you have a personal experience in this, right? >> i have a personal experience. i'm adopted. i had a lovely home. my mother and father are my parents. we're not looking to replace parents. the people who raise you are your parents. what we're looking for is to reconnect and reunite. there's something innate, there's something p
the passengers. washington has been released on bail. >>> in orlando, former astronaut lisa nowak has pled guilty in connection with a bizarre plot to attack a romantic rival. before enis tensing novak apologized to colleen shipman for the pain she caused. it's been nearly three years since nowak drove across the country and confronted shipman in a parking lot. nowak will serve one year of probation. >>> a jury has delivered a stunning defeat to government in its first bid to prosecute corporate fraud related to the economic crisis. two former bear stearns hedge fund managers were found not guilty of lying to investors. their funds bet heavily in a subprime morage market at the heart of the economic collapse. prosecutors may now be less likely to bring cases like this to trial. >>> that cbs producer accused of blackmailing david letterman made his first appearance in court. joe halderman's lawyers tried to convince the judge to throw out the case. they claimed it was all a big misunderstanding. abc's carla wohl has the details. >> reporter: a clean-shaven joe halderman appeared in court where his
. thank you, lisa. hey, dillon, a lot of countries involved in this. can you name me some the countries. >> philippines, israel, new zealand and australia. >> wow. that is a lot of countries. dillon, i think you did an excellent job. it's the climate quilt project. want to know more about it and get your school involved it's going to be easy to do. we'll link you to everything on our website at abcnews.com. just go in there, look for it. it'll show you what schools are involved. how the project got started. what the goals are and what you can do to get your school involved. get to the boards. one or two things we want you to know. thank you all very much for even making the quilt. watching the quilt. holding it up for us this morning. i know it was a lot of work even though some are leaning on the wall a little bit. everybody else is doing the hard work. it's okay. it's all right. here's what's happening this morning, one or two things as we said. on the big flyby on the eastern seaboard nice and quiet. right up the middle of the country there will be some rain and some of that rain fro
. lisa, good morning. >> it is a better morning. i am so glad that you joined us this morning. not much happening on the highway, lighter volume than expected. 270, it has let go of the delays. corot is moving nicely between the american legion bridge and tysons. -- river road is moving nicely between the american legion bridge and the tysons. as you can see, a jovi is not a problem at all. -- hov is not a problem at all. near the exit for the pentagon it looks great. taking us over to kane street, things are moving along nicely. the pavement is dry. is that going to change? >> it is. especially in southern maryland and through southern central virginia, to the west. temperatures remain sturdy, it will be gray would off and on showers through the afternoon. cool temperatures around 50, averaging out for this time of year. another system bring it showers late wednesday, and then some cold dusty wind comes through, it will be downright cold. >> on this monday we have encouraging news at the pumps going into the thanksgiving holiday. gas prices have dropped in the past two weeks. the avera
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